Not much has happened on the sensory-issues front since I last posted. I ended up finding an occupational therapist who specializes in sensory issues AND takes my insurance (yay!) and we have an hour-and-a-half evaluation scheduled for Friday. After that, she will write up a report and we'll meet back with her on a later date to discuss the results.
I'm nervous about this but have been feeling progressively better about it all since my meeting with the preschool director. I have been watching Ainsley much closer in the last week or so and have reached my own informal, completely uneducated conclusion that (a) she does seem to have more difficulty with motor skills, gross and fine, than the average kid but (b) otherwise, her behavior seems pretty normal, and well above-average in certain areas, so I really shouldn't be too concerned that these issues, if present, would, say, cause her to be a high-school drop out a decade from now even if we were not to put her in occupational therapy. But, as one of my close friends said, I will nonetheless throw myself full-force into the sensory-issues/occupational therapy arena because I am a Type A mom and Type A moms are used to putting forth a gallon of effort if only to effect a teaspoon of change. So here's to the teaspoon.